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April 20

Monday, April 18th, 2011

Usability and Review for Final Exam

  • Due: Wikipedia project Step 6.  References to 3 websites posted on your article.  I will not grade any more additions after April 20th.  Please be sure that your articles are complete.
  • Prep: Please bring your laptops!!  You will be participating in and conducting usability analysis.  Breakfast will be provided!

Your final exam is Wednesday, April 27th 8:30am – 11am in the Library classroom (225).

April 13

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

We will discuss Digital Libraries and Collections

  • Due: Search Engine Exercise

Template for articles

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

As you all are now aware, there are many ways to do things in Wikipedia.  Up to this point, I think it has been fairly easy.  The website references will be easy too.  The periodicals part is a little more sophisticated.  It would be best if you all use the same formula.  I am posting the Wikipedia markup template for you to use with all of your articles.  They will populate in your ‘References’ section and make it easy for me to view and grade.  This is pretty self-explanatory.  Just replace the information after each = sign with the information from your article.  As always, let me know if you have any problems

<ref>{{Cite journal | last1 = Talebian | first1 = M | last2 = Jackson | first2 = J | doi = 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2004.02092.x | title = A reappraisal of earthquake focal mechanisms and active shortening in the Zagros mountains of Iran | journal = Geophysical Journal International | volume = 156 | issue = 3 | pages = 506–526 | year = 2004 }}</ref>

April 6

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

For this class we will discuss Evaluating Internet Resources.

Please make sure that you use the template for periodical resources when you add periodical information to your Wikipedia article.

Due: Wikipedia project Step 5.  References to 5 periodical articles posted on your article.

March 30

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

For this class, we will talk about Search Engines.

Due: Database Exercise

March 23

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

For this class, we will talk about Databases and ILL.

Mr. Bales will be your instructor for this lecture.  Bring your laptop if you have one and want to follow along.  Please do not Facebook, email, surf, etc. while Mr. Bales is taking his time to give your lecture.  You will be able to complete the database exercise easily if you pay attention.

Due: Wikipedia project Step 4.  References to 5 books and cited information posted on your article

March 9th

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

For this class, we will talk about Library Catalogs.

We are meeting in the classroom and it would be helpful if you brought your laptops to follow along.

Reminder: The Catalog Exercise is due on March 16th.

February 23rd

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

For this class, we will talk about reference resources and search basics.

Reminder: Please be looking for book resources that will have relevant information for your Wikipedia page.  Come see me if you need help!

Reminder: Blackboard midterm is available now and is due by midnight on February 25th.  It appears in the Assignments section.

February 16th

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

For this class, we will talk about classification and organization.

February 9th

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

To prepare for our Feb. 9th class on Library Basics, please:

  • Read this article: Gayton, Jeffrey T.  Academic Libraries: “Social” or “Communal?” The Nature and Future of Academic Libraries.  The Journal of Academic Librarianship, 34(1), 60-66.  There is a copy on reserve or you can find it online.  Use the Journal Finder on the library homepage and type in the name of the journal.  We will discuss it in class.
  • REMINDER: Your topic submission is due!